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Sheep's Head Peninsula

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Address: Bantry, Ireland

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Nicer than nice, friendly people, very windy, heartly, good hikings, small streets, calm and stunning views

Nicer than nice, friendly people, very windy, heartly, good hikings, small streets, calm and stunning views

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Singen, Germany
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in a great house with spectacular views. Great for walking and taking in the rugged land and seascapes, but if you are aiming to explore the Wild Irish west coast, take in the Ring of Kerry, visit Blarney Castle, or any of the numerous sights, then give it a miss. Kilcrohane is a quaint one, well stocked, shop... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did this 4km loop walk last week. The scenery on the walk is simply amazing. We found the walk back on the Kenmare side tougher than the walk out to the lighthouse. Also make sure you bring insect repellent!

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Singen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nicer than nice, friendly people, very windy, heartly, good hikings, small streets, calm and stunning views

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oxfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a relief that most visitors to Ireland seem to bypass the peninsulas of West Cork- whilst the Beara has the grandest scenery the Sheeps Head is an utter delight. Charming and peaceful- on a sunny day the drive down Dunmanus Bay is an incredible experience. Best thing- get out of the car and enjoy one of the many... More 

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Kilcullen, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is worth taking a long drive around. Beautiful scenery breath taking every mile of the drive. Lots of nice places to stop and picnic

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Thank grainne d
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely view and when you get to the top there is toilets and bernie cafe.. It's a nice drive up but you have to continue on foot if you want to see the lighthouse.. Bernie cafe is lovely..home made cakes a selection of yeas and fresh sandwiches.. The staff are lovely too.

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Thank Alfiemoon795
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a coffee in the cafe at the car park before setting out for a really good walk to the lighthouse. Undulating, uneven paths, and steps, but if you enjoy lovely scenery and good exercise, this is for you!

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Thank Daisyki
Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easily accessed from Bantry, the winding narrow road takes you from Bantry all the way to the Sheepshead with continuing views across Bantry Bay. On a clear sunny day the views are absolutely stunning right across Bantry Bay and Dunmanus Bay. Down into Kilcrohane. For the hill walker there are routes to follow.

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Thank helennosullivan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the easy (2 1/2 mile) hike to the lighthouse at the end of the peninsula is well worth it. And the teashop at the top of the hike is a perfect spot for a cup of tea

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Thank Catherine W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure how you review a peninsular, it's there and there is a rugged poetic Beauty to it. Even though, it was a day when my Mothers advice as there is no such thing as bad weather just inappropriate clothing. Was never a truer word spoken. If you're in the area, it's a must

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